Somaliland, a former British Protectorate, achieved its independence from Britain in 1960. Somaliland united with the former Italian colony of Somalia in the same year to form the recognized Republic of Somalia. During the Somali Civil War in 1991, Somaliland declared itself as an independent State.
Today, Somaliland is an unrecognized country in the Horn of Africa, internationally recognized as part of Somalia.
Constitutionally, Somaliland has a multi-party system of democracy, with an elected president and local council. Since 1991, the country has held 5 democratic elections, and has already established monetary as well as national policies to guide its operations.